COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An explosion and fire early Thursday at an Ohio manufacturing plant left eight people injured and one person missing, authorities said.
The explosion happened about 12:05 a.m. at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint facility in Columbus, triggering a fire, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told reporters.READ MORE: Homewood Youth Football Team Returns To Field After $10,000 Worth Of Equipment Was Stolen From Storage
Some of the injured were able to get out of the plant while others were rescued before being taken to the hospital, authorities said. Two initially listed in critical condition were upgraded to stable, Martin said.READ MORE: Police: Juvenile Shot In The Leg In Sheraden
Crews early Thursday searched the site and worked to extinguish the fire. Some nearby businesses were evacuated.
The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.MORE NEWS: Juneteenth 2021: List Of Events In The Pittsburgh Area
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